Synopses & Reviews
Life can be a struggle for some families, and support from skilled family workers can make a real difference. Promoting Family Change
is a guide to working with vulnerable and marginalized families outside formal therapy settings. It introduces several approaches to family work that have proven to be very successful: solution-focused, narrative, cognitive, and community-building. These approaches assume that the starting point for change is the strengths and capacities of family members. The book is illustrated with detailed case studies drawn from actual practice, and it includes examples of innovative programs. It also looks at ways in which workers can incorporate these approaches into their practice to become more effective in their interventions with vulnerable families. Promoting Family Change
is a good introduction to family practice for students and a valuable reference for welfare and community workers who wish to review and improve their practice skills.
About the Author
is a social worker with wide experience in working with families and consults with a range of agencies to improve their services. Louise Mulroney
has worked for the last twenty years in the field of child and family welfare, particularly in the areas of training and policy development. Di O'Neil
is director of special projects and training for St Luke's Family Care in Bendigo, and coauthor of Beyond Child Rescue